MAX-7 Series - Compact u-blox 7 GPS/GNSS modules

The u-blox MAX-7 series delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in the ultra compact MAX form factor.

The MAX-7 series is a family of standalone GPS/GNSS modules from u-blox. With the exceptional performance of the u-blox 7 multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS) engine, the MAX-7 series delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in the ultra compact MAX form factor.

The MAX-7 series provides maximum sensitivity while maintaining low system power. The MAX-7C is optimized for cost sensitive applications. The MAX-7Q provides best performance and lowest power, while the MAX-7W provides best performance and is optimized for active antennas. The industry proven MAX form factor allows easy migration from MAX-6 modules. Sophisticated RF-architecture and interference suppression ensure maximum performance even in GPS-hostile environments.

Features:

  • Small and low power multi-GNSS modules
  • Cost and performance optimized versions
  • Simple integration with u-blox wireless modules
  • Easy migration from MAX-6 family

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.


  • Receiver type
    • 56-channel u-blox 7 engine
    • GPS/QZSS L1 C/A, GLONASS L1 FDMA,
    • SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS
  • Navigation update rate up to 10 Hz
  • Accuracy GPS / GLONASS
    • Position 2.5 m CEP / 4.0 m
    • SBAS 2.0 m CEP / n.a.
  • Acquisition GPS / GLONASS
    • Cold starts: 29 s / 30 s
    • Aided starts: 5 s / n.a.
    • Reaquisition: 1 s / 3 s
  • Sensitivity GPS / GLONASS
    • Tracking: -162 dBm / -158 dBm
    • Cold starts: -148 dBm / -140 dBm
    • Warm starts: -148 dBm / -145 dBm
  • Assistance
    • AssistNow Online
    • AssistNow Offline
    • AssistNow Autonomous
    • OMA SUPL & 3GPP compliant
  • Oscillator: TCXO (MAX-7Q/7W), crystal (MAX-7C)
  • RTC crystal: built-in (MAX-7Q/7W)
  • Anti jamming: active CW detection and removal
  • Memory: onboard ROM
  • Supported antennas: active and passive
Part Number Description Reel Size
MAX-7C-0

u-blox 7 GNSS LCC module, crystal,9.7x10.1mm

500
MAX-7Q-0

u-blox 7 GNSS LCC module, TCXO,9.7x10.1mm

500

MAX-7W-0 u-blox 7 GNSS LCC module, TCXO, short-circuit protection, 9.7x10.1mm
500
EVK-7C

u-blox 7 GNSS evaluation kit, with TCXO, supports MAX-7Q

EVK-7N

u-blox 7 GNSS evaluation kit, with crystal, supports MAX-7C

The compact u-blox 7 evaluation kit is compact, and its user-friendly USB interface and power supply options make it ideally suited for use in laboratories, vehicles and outdoor locations. Furthermore, the kit can be used with a PDA or a notebook PC, making it the perfect companion through all stages of design-in projects.

Evaluation Kit includes

EVK-5T-593

• Compact 74mm x 54mm x 24mm EVK-7 unit
• USB cable
• u-blox ANN-MS active GPS antenna with 5m cable
• CD-ROM containing:

o  Evaluation software including u-center and u-center mobile software
o  USB-driver software 
o  Documentation

• 1 USB port, 1 UART port
• Power supply and data transfer over USB (USB V2.0 compatible)

EVK-7N - u-blox 7 evaluation kit with KickStart/TCXO, suitable for MAX-7N modules
EVK-7C - u-blox 7 evaluation kit with Crystal, suitable for MAX-7C modules

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Last updated: 23 August 2016